Isle of Palms (IOP) is a waterway island with a casual beach town comprised of oceanfront condos, waterfront estates, and interior lot homes. All of the waterfront homes are built with coastal construction while the interior homes are an eclectic mix of raised cross bases, ranch-style homes, and Lowcountry architecture.
The interior homes are an easy walk or bike ride to the white sand beach while oceanfront homes have a private and a direct pathway to the Atlantic Ocean. The island is surrounded by the sparkling Atlantic Ocean and navigable Intracoastal Waterway. The two points of ingress and egress lead to nearby Sullivan’s Island in one direction and to its anchor city, Mount Pleasant, in the other direction.
Like Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms is a quiet, residential town with a strong sense of community; however, unlike Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms has beachfront hotels, vacation condos, townhomes, and short-term rental opportunities. Additionally, the town is less stringent with its regulations regarding remodeled homes, detached structures, and home additions to make your single-family home, a luxury home. Furthermore, Isle of Palms has more commercialization including its own Harris Teeter grocery store, banks, real estate, and rental offices, law firms, retail boutiques, medical specialties, and numerous service companies. Residents enjoy being able to take their golf carts out for dinner and drinks or cruise the golf course for a quick round.
The city leases out commercial real estate space for kayak, parasail, watercraft, and charter fishing businesses. The City of Isle of Palms Recreation Department is ideally located on 28th Avenue and offers numerous activities and sports leagues for both children and adults. For children, Isle of Palms has its own organized soccer, basketball, baseball, and volleyball teams, and it offers acting classes, ballet, gymnastics, yoga, and tennis clinics. During the summer months and during school breaks, the department runs Camp Summershine, a fun day camp that features arts, crafts, sports, swimming, and weekly field trips. The Isle of Palms Recreation Department is the epicenter of the city’s community events, too. Throughout the year, seasonal events including Holiday Street Festival, Halloween Carnival, Easter Egg Hunt, Sand Sculpting Contests, Music Fests, and Beach Runs always lend fun and fellowship for the island’s residents.
Children residing on Isle of Palms are zoned for the highly touted Sullivan’s Island Elementary School, a partial coastal environmental science magnet. The newly constructed school is perfectly situated within walking distance to the beach, thus giving students the opportunity for hands-on learning. After elementary school, children progress to Laing Middle School, a science and technology magnet located near Hamlin Plantation in Mt. Pleasant. After graduating middle school, students transfer to Wando High School, a school that continuously receives accolades for its academic rigor and athletic accomplishments.
If you are interested in relocating to The Isle of Palms, Kiawah Island, Folly Beach, Moncks Corner, Summerville, or anywhere in the North Charleston, South Carolina area, now is a perfect time. There are many homes for sale within the Wild Dunes, or on the ocean boulevard. View or new listings to find your Isle of Palms home. From new construction to beautiful townhouses, home values not only come with the perfect place to live but also history and culture. Get in touch with one of your real estate agents at our brokerage today. Our realtors are knowledgeable and ready to help.
Popular restaurants on the IOP include The Boathouse, Seabiscuit Cafe, Coconut Joe’s, Acme Lowcountry Kitchen, and Long Island Cafe. For live music and libations, locals frequent Banana Cabana, The Dinghy, or The Windjammer, a beachfront bar with volleyball courts, pool tables, and nightly entertainment. Other recreational activities include fishing off the IOP Pier, surfing, biking, boating, paddleboarding, searching for seashells, building sandcastles, and playing at the Isle of Palms County Park. The IOP County Park not only provides excellent parking for a day at the beach but also has a picnic area, playground, public restrooms, and lifeguards on duty. In addition, the city manages a full service marina, equipped with dockage, fuel, and a mini-mart.
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